Deliciously aromatic hot dogs, enthusiastic fans and performances by world-class artists; American sports tournaments are a great experience! In 2023, travel to the amazing American cities of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York and go to one of the biggest games. Visit America in 2023 for American football, basketball, horse racing, golf and tennis. Let the games begin!
The Super Bowl is the world’s most watched annual sporting event. Extra cool to enjoy once! In 2023, the event will take place on February 12. The Super Bowl is so loved by Americans that they have made it a national holiday. Next year’s Super Bowl LVII will be held at Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The contest itself consists of requisite touchdowns, field goals, fumbles and interceptions. The halftime show features performances from some of the biggest and most popular artists worldwide.
Also worth checking out are the typical American tailgate parties near Phoenix Stadium. During these ‘tailgate parties’, fans meet in their own cars and share food and drinks together straight from the tailgate.
If you want to experience a live NFL game without the hefty price tag of the Super Bowl, visit the Arizona Cardinals in October. And besides the ultimate sports game, Phoenix, Arizona is also worth a visit. From Camelback Mountain, with its spectacular views of the city and the Phoenix Mountains Preserve at the top, to the Desert Botanical Garden and the impressive cacti on Roosevelt Row, you’ll stroll past grand street art and fun on Roosevelt Row, Phoenix’s urban center. terraces.
On February 19, 2023, the 72nd NBA All-Star Game will be held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. It is considered the ‘Basketball Phenomenon’ of the world. Basketball is one of America’s favorite sports and is played in major cities and rural areas across the country. With the glitz and glamor of Hollywood stars in the front row, cheerleaders at halftime and fans on the Jumbotron, watching an NBA game is quite the experience.
You won’t be bored in and around Salt Lake City without an NBA game! In fact, there are five national parks and 11 ski resorts within a few hours’ drive of the city, including the hot springs of Yellowstone and the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde.
Dubbed the “Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby is the longest-running continuous sporting event in the United States. It has been held on the first Saturday of each May since 1875 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2023 Kentucky Derby will be held on May 6. Anyone would mistake this horse race for a race between three-year-old horses! 155,000 fans celebrate all weekend. For example, there’s the Kentucky Oaks race on Friday, followed by an evening of partying at Louisville’s ballrooms, mansions and bars that stay open all night on Derby weekend. Another full day of racing will be held at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Visitors to the Kentucky Derby dress smartly. The women wear hats, the bigger the better, and the men come in suits. Bonus points if they pair a khaki or pinstripe suit with a straw hat.
After a weekend of partying, you should explore… Less than an hour’s drive from Louisville in Bardstown, Heaven Hill Distillery is a must for any bourbon lover. Be sure to visit a family-run estate and take a ‘Whiskey Gene’ excursion.
Next year’s US Open Championship will be held June 12-18 on some of the nation’s toughest golf courses; Los Angeles Country Club. Even the best golfers in the world will struggle to hit well here. There are the top 60 golfers worldwide, all recent major winners, professional golfers who have made it through the qualifiers, and some very successful amateurs. In addition to golf tournaments, the Spectator Square allows visitors to work on their swing, eat lunch and dinner, poke around in photo booths, and collect autographs.
While you’re in Los Angeles, you can explore the recently opened Academy Award Museum, the Film Industry Museum, four floors of gallery spaces and two theaters. In the collection you will find old and new movie treasures.
Baseball is one of the most important sports in America. With the season running from April to October, Major League Baseball games are perfect for summer vacations. T-Mobile Park is the home of the Seattle Mariners for 2023 All-Star Week. T-Mobile Park is considered one of MLB’s most beautiful parks. No wonder, because from the stadium you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Seattle skyline. Many say there isn’t a bad seat in this stadium! The specialty of these tournaments is that players are selected based on fan votes. Expect a quintessentially American sports experience, with the constant smell of hot dogs and the ‘Louie Louie’ song playing every time after ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’.
For Starbucks coffee lovers, Seattle is a must. It is indeed the city where the brand was founded. You can learn more about Starbucks’ beginnings, followed by a tasting, at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.
The US Open is the last of the four tennis majors and is held annually in late August and early September at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York City. 128 of the world’s top tennis players from around the world have qualified for the singles tournaments. There’s a lot at stake because majors are important to players’ reputations. The mix of fans in the stands is as diverse as the line-up of players on the field, with people from all over the world coming to cheer on their favourites.
Queens is the place to go for culinary highlights in New York City. During your stay, also take a ‘Culinary Backstreets’ food tour that will take you through the byways of the city’s largest metropolis and delight your taste buds.
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